the beta later this month.
Game streaming platform Twitch today unveiled its new desktop
app for Windows and Mac.
It will offer all the features you expect from the service,
including voice and video calling, and you’ll be able to get
your hands on the beta later this month.
Twitch already runs well in a web browser, but some of us
prefer a dedicated app that can make better use of system
resources. The new Twitch client will actually be a rebranded
version of Curse, the gaming chat application the
Amazon-owned company acquired last year.
The app will feature everything that was available in Curse —
including voice and video calling, screen sharing, community
servers, and moderator tools — plus all the functionality you
expect from Twitch, like addons for your favorite games.
In addition, the Twitch app will support the company’s upcoming
game store and Steam competitor, which is scheduled to launch
Coming March 16th, the Twitch Desktop App Beta!
Create a Twitch server, connect with friends, & manage
your addons! #TwitchTownHall
— Twitch (@Twitch) March
You’ll be able to get your hands on the open beta on March 16.